Artworks and Artists
Head of a Negress

Head of a Negress,
Wood, Elizabeth Wyn
bronze on black marble base
32.8 x 20.7 x 21.9 cm (without base); base: 19 x 17.5 x 9 cm


Head of a Negress by Wyn Wood represents an interest by some white artists during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s in depicting men and women of African descent. Artists were motivated by social issues and by the form and shape of the facial features of Africans.

Estate of Elizabeth Wyn Wood and Emanuel Hahn, Sculptors